Marlow Town Regatta – Creative Writing Challenge

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Marlow Town Regatta have created a fabulous contest for local schoolchildren, with 3 age groups and a wonderful first prize including an original painting to hang in school, and being part of an exciting presentation at the Town Regatta!! Full details here:

‘My Twin Town Marly-le-Roi’…

The theme for entries should be “My Twin Town Marly-le-Roi”, ie Marlow’s long standing twin town in France.

It could be about an old castle in France that was once owned by a powerful King (see Wikipedia on Chateau de Marly) What would a French King think if he visited Marlow now? What would you think if you visited a medieval French Chateau in the past?

Unleash your creativity and compose -A poem, a verse, a story or a song – anything inspired by our twin town, its French setting…

Judging and prizes

To be judged by Marlow’s very own author & screenwriter – Robert Thorogood, (creator of the hit series Death in Paradise,
The Marlow Murder Club books, Beyond Paradise).

Open to – Age 5 to 7, Age 8 to11, Age 12 to16 – local schools & surrounding areas. The competition runs for 1 month from 24/04/23 – 19/05/23. The ‘Overall Winner’ will be introduced to Sir Steve & Lady Redgrave, Robert Thorogood, Bee Skelton & dignitaries from Marlow & Marly-le-Roi. They will be presented with a ‘one off’ painting of Marly-le-Roi by our local acclaimed artist, Bee Skelton – for their school to proudly showcase.

An exciting photoshoot opportunity by the riverside with our distinguished guests is on offer to the ‘Winners’ of each of the other 3 categories, to be published across all of our media channels.

How to submit entries

Once you’ve got your entry, email it – or take a photo of it and email to:

Pitches & tickets on sale

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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